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Jalel’s story: A Syrian child refugee shares his food with hungry parents
31st Mar, 15 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst
Jalel’s story: A Syrian child refugee shares his food with hungry parents

When Rhonda met Syrian refugee Jalel at a World Vision supported remedial education class, she was struck by the fact that each day this five-year-old boy brought most of his daily meal home, to share with his hungry parents.

From Haiyan to Hagupit, determined Filipinos bend but will not break
12th Dec, 14 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst
From Haiyan to Hagupit, determined Filipinos bend but will not break

World Vision's Rhonda Hirst shares her experiences of working in the Philippines as communities recover from Typhoon Haiyan, and facing the threat of another super-storm in Typhoon Hagupit.

Typhoon Haiyan survivor tells: ‘The strong winds brought strong help’
7th Nov, 14 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst
Typhoon Haiyan survivor tells: ‘The strong winds brought strong help’

One year after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, World Vision's Rhonda Hirst shares her experiences of working with survivors of the devastating storm as they rebuild their communities and lives.

Celebrating humble heroes on World Humanitarian Day
19th Aug, 14 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst
Celebrating humble heroes on World Humanitarian Day

On World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the humble heroes working in emergencies around the world.

“The trees are burned and the birds are starving” – Syria through the eyes of children
19th Feb, 14 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst
“The trees are burned and the birds are starving” – Syria through the eyes of children

“We are brothers,” they tell us. At first glance, you would think they were twins. Handsome young boys with perfect cheekbones, good manners and a spark about them. Only a year apart, their bond is tight. Tighter than most, as they mourn a mother and a father that disappeared...

Mais used to play in a tent for fun. Now she lives in one.
13th Feb, 14 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst
Mais used to play in a tent for fun. Now she lives in one.

Syrian refugee Mais used to associate tents with childhood adventures, now she lives in one in an informal settlement in Lebanon. "I never thought this would be my life."